Wednesday, February 28, 2018


together, 12x12 mixed media, vintage papers and acrylics on canvas board. NFS

this was a valentine's gift for my husband. that's us. he's the skinny one. i love him. when we sit on the couch, i'm always scooching closer just like that bird .... don't mind me while i get in your space.

Monday, February 26, 2018

joy platter

i have made this specifically for a friend.... she will be surprised .... that's the best part about giving gifts.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

new! pottery! studio!

 i have astonishingly come into a full selection of pottery studio supplies .... my friend's mom died and the whole shebang of her extraordinary studio was gifted to me last summer .... it took about 8 months for me to get my basement cleaned out and a contractor found .... and now i have my own pottery studio full of goodness ....

here's the right wall ... with my wheel, shelving, a glazing  counter and a sink ....
here's a close up of the sink .... the basement isn't/wasn't stubbed for water (is that the right lingo?) ... so there's a pump under neath the sink that gets the water going .... 
 and here's the left wall ... the door goes to the unfinished basement ... this section used to be unfinished ..... but now i have walls and a (gorgeous) ceiling .... i kept the floor just cement slab .... 
and here is a full shot of the left wall with the slab roller and the on wheels table with a duck canvas top and storage below ... and the wheel and shelves .... 
i've been doing pottery for almost my whole life .... and definitely for my whole adult life with a few short breaks here and there ... but there is SO much i don't know ... i have a lot to learn!!! and i'm SO excited!

Saturday, February 24, 2018


i once was very young (and smooth faced and darker haired) .... and had two magical little babies at once. and now they are 21. i love how they have turned out. but this pic makes me miss their babyness .... if you offered me a baby RIGHT now .... i'd say ok. i'd take it. and do all those sweet baby things again.

red and white all over

these are two small slab rolled and pieced bowls .... i like the texture .... perfect for snacks or ice cream. right now they are sitting on my bar cause i like them. eventually they will be sold or gifted.

Friday, February 9, 2018


more in my altered book/ visual journal ..... i'd never heard that quote before ... but googled string quotes ....

Thursday, February 8, 2018

bicycle pottery ....

 i have been practicing doodling bicycles .... just cause i like to .... so since that is what is filling up my doodle time, it felt right to put on these two pottery pieces ... they are bisque ware .... not finished .... but i wanted to document them in case they didn't make it out of the kiln well (i've been having some glaze bubbling issues!) ..... i sure hope they work out.
i like the way i've printed out the word in this bottom one ... i might use that style to write and illustrate some other things .... pear.... nest ... heart .... home....

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

god, grant me patience

altered book from my days as a long term art sub for high school classes .... i wish i had 20 birds squawking behind their mom.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

same altered book book .... but i papered some pages with an older book that has a more neutral print .... and then the ice cream is from a magazine ....

we dare not trust our wit for making our house pleasant to our friends. so we buy ice cream... ralph waldo emerson ....

I ADORE this quote ... and feel like i need a big ice cream painting in my kitchen with this quote. i'll get right on it. (that's sarcasm... i procrastinate and forget ..... but i might at least put this on my list of things to do)

Monday, February 5, 2018

happy hippo hipness

as a child i used to practice drawing horses ... a normal girl drawing rite of passage ... but then i switched to hippos .... i drew lots and lots of hippos .... i sorta still know how .... didn't get the eyes quite right .... or they are bulging eyes because of the weight of the giant birds.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

weird bird book

altered book .... Caribbean birds .... black out poetry and zentangle mash up ....

Saturday, February 3, 2018

altered book/black out poetry

when your black out poetry is partly purple..... 

i have a long term sub (12 week maternity leave) job .... high school art ... i love it ... awesome classes, awesome students, spectacular class room! .... and when the kids are doing altered books, i sometimes have the time to do it too ....